Alison M. Spada is the Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff at Georgetown University Law Center. She joined Georgetown Law in 2005 as Assistant Director of Admissions and has held various leadership positions at Georgetown throughout her tenure. She graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. cum laude in English and earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School. At Cornell, Spada won the First Year Moot Court Competition and went on to become Vice-Chancellor of the Cornell Law School Moot Court Board. She was also an Associate Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. After law school, Spada joined the law firm of Dewey Ballantine LLP as a litigator in the New York and later Washington, DC, offices. She is a frequent presenter on law school panels and at higher education conferences. Spada helped establish the Opportunity Scholarship Program at Georgetown Law, to support academically excellent students who face significant financial barriers to attending law school, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. In 2017, Spada completed the Georgetown University SAGE Future Leaders Program at the McDonough School of Business. In 2020, Spada completed the Women’s Leadership Executive Education program at Harvard Law School. She is an active member of the New York Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.